1xBit poker review

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Overall 63%
Software 5/10
Rake 10/10
Range of tables 2/10
Transactions 5/10
Customer service 4/10
Privacy and security 8/10
Established: 2015
Located: Russia
Min stakes: 0.01/0.02 USD
Max stakes: 0.05/0.10 USD
Currencies:
Bitcoin Cash BCH Bitcoin BTC Dash DSH Ether ETH Funcoin FUN GameCredits GAM Litecoin LTC Doge XDG NEM XEM Monero XMR Zcash XZC

1xBit first ran a government currency poker roon, 1xbet. Instead of just adding bitcoin transactions like a lot of government currency sites have, they took the right choice and made a stand-alone end-to-end bitcoin site.

There is a lot going on here

  • Poker room.
  • Sports betting and live betting including a betting exchange, horse racing, trots, greyhound racing and cockfighting (review)!
  • Casino including live casino, XXX games and games like rock-paper-scissors and Russian roulette (review).
  • Dice game (review).
  • Binary options and financials (review).

The sports betting is decent, everything else is bad.

Software

If you can find it 1xBit has a simple but effective in-browser poker platform. You get all the basic table options like 4 color deck and custom bet-size slider settings. All the dialog boxes and controls work exactly as you would expect, so are easy to use.

We love that the lobby and multiple tables display directly below each other in the same window. This lets you just scroll up and down between them rather than having to switch windows when multi-tabling or checking the lobby.

It is annoying that you have to transfer money between your main balance and a separate poker balance. For us it did not work and we had to contact support multiple times to get it sorted out. Then when you move money between your poker balance and a table it is converted from m฿ to USDs.

Rake

1xBit does rake differently, we think better, than any other bitcoin poker room. They simply take 1 % of your profit every time you leave a table. If you don’t win overall on the table, you pay no rake. Great idea!

1xBit has the lowest rake of all poker sites.

Range of tables

2, 6 and 9-handed no-limit Texas hold’em games are available but only 6-handed tables have action.

Stakes range from 0.01/0.02 m฿ up to 25/50 m฿ but only tables up to 3/6 m฿ have action. By bitcoin poker room standards this is a wide range with high stakes.

There are no tournaments or site-and-gos.

User experience

The website is cluttered and clunky, trying to cram too many things into 1 place. There are too many options and they don’t always work as expected.

We did not like it at first but it grows on you as you use it. You will not feel disorientated after you figure out where things are and how they work and some parts of the site are actually pretty cool.

1xBit has the same thing up at multiple URLs. The main one is 1xbit.com but they also use and link to things like 1x-bit.com and 1xcrypto.com where you login is preserved. This is confusing and insecure.

Transactions

The minimum withdrawal is way to high, at a huge 10 m฿! There is no withdrawal fee so this policy may have came about when bitcoin transaction fees were very high.

Your account currency can be bitcoin or 10 different altcoins. You can  then deposit and withdraw with bitcoin or 20 different altcoins which will be converted into your account currency.

Customer service

Customer service channels available:

Live chat and email.

Speed of replies: Live chat usually reply instantly but are slow to actually help, or sometimes they just forget about you. Emails are quickly replied to.
Accuracy of replies:

Not good.  They can answer some questions about playing poker on 1xBit but are not knowledgeable about crypto and if you have a bug or an issues they are useless. Live chat will waste your time getting nowhere then ask you to email support instead.

Real life customer service test

Question:

How many confirmations does a bitcoin deposit need before it can be used to bet?

Answer:

Deposit via Bitcoin may take up to 24 hours depending on the priority you have chosen. There is no confirmation limit however.

Notes:

This is incorrect and shows a lack of understanding about bitcoin transactions. After I tried to explain the number of confirmations is not a limit but rather a requirement they will have set, probably between 1 and 6, the customer service staff would still not get the correct information.

Privacy and security

Bonuses

100% first deposit bonus up to 1000 m฿. The funds go into your account gradually as you play and you can easily opt-out.

There are several different bonuses and special offers on 1xBit (review, players in must use a VPN) depending on your interests. Its nice that the terms and conditions are explained fully and clearly.

Overall

1xBit has an okay little poker room tucked into the corner of a much larger and more complicated site. It’s buggy so for most people we recommend the higher ranked options.

Having said that 1xBit could be an option if

  • You are only interested in 6-handed no limit Texas hold’em.
  • You want to use altcoins.
  • You want to have a sportsbook, casino and other gambling available from the 1 deposit.
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